Bill Maher and Jane Lynch

Bill Maher knows the advantages of being on HBO.

The Real Time host welcomed Glee star and upcoming Emmys host Jane Lynch Friday night, and the two performed a dramatic reading of the sexual messages exchanged between Congressman Anthony Weiner and a Las Vegas blackjack dealer. (Weiner held a press conference earlier this week, apologizing for his actions, which included sending lewd photos of himself to women on Twitter.)

VIDEO: Jon Stewart goes easy on old pal Anthony Weiner

"Here at Real Time, we do take our responsibility very seriously as the one show, because we're on pay cable, where we can say anything and quote anything," Maher said. "And the texts from Anthony Weiner... were printed this week. Most people could not show them to you; we are going to read them verbatim."

What followed is both hilarious and, as you might imagine, rather explicit. (You can watch the video here. Again, the language and content of the video is graphic. You've been warned.)

Jane Lynch to host Emmy ceremony

Thanks to this video, we hope more than ever that Lynch shows up to host the Emmys as her hilarious self — not her Glee alter ego Sue Sylvester.